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‘You leave the pages open near where you are drawing and it is very inspiring’: Flores & Prats’ AR BookshelfSubscription

Flores & Prats take the AR around their bookshelf from lockdown in Barcelona

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The open sketchbook: collecting ideasSubscription

Whether a set of scribbled reminders or a finely detailed record, the sketchbook can be a repository of lessons learned: a distillation, sense of site, or vast library of architectural precedent

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A few loose sheets: Francesca Torzo on sketchingSubscription

By Francesca Torzo

Francesca Torzo introduces a selection of recent drawings on loose paper, meandering through thought and over meaning

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Fugitive thought: Sam Jacob on the sketchbookSubscription

By Sam Jacob

The director of Sam Jacob Studio and former director of FAT writes about sketching as potential or possibility, drawing as architecture and architecture as representation

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A sea of paper: Níall McLaughlin on practice, process, and sketching collectivelySubscription

By Niall McLaughlin

The founder of Níall McLaughlin Architects writes to the AR about sketching processes in practice, the objectification of the design sketch and accruing ‘commonplace’ drawings

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AR Reading List 017: Time, loss, and preservationSubscription

The latest instalment of our new series of AR Reading Lists: seven carefully chosen pieces from our archive, free for registered users

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Public house: the city folds into the space of the homeSubscription

By Atxu Amann y Alcocer, Flavio Martella

As billions of people are confined to their homes, the public realm has collapsed and the domestic sphere is expanding into the city in its place


Corridors of uncertainty: Modernist utopia and cinematic menaceSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

Whether an oppressive tool of state power or unsettling locus of supernatural disquiet, the corridor has come to embody a unique form of experiential desolation

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Printing architecture: shifts in criticismVideoSubscription

AR Editorial Assistant Lili Zarzycki speaks to ArchiNet about the AR’s history and the changing role of the critic and of critical publication

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The open book: inside The Architectural ReviewVideoSubscription

The Architectural Review’s editorial team reveals how a 124-year-old magazine is made today as part of the Architecture Foundation’s 100 Day Studio – rewatch now!


Sameep Padora joins the jury for the 2020 AR Emerging Architecture awardsSubscription

Founder of Mumbai-based studio sP+a joins Danish architect Dorte Mandrup on the jury for the 2020 AR Emerging Architecture awards

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Entries for the 2020 AR Emerging Architecture awards are now openVideoSubscription

Enter and be in with the chance to win a £10,000 prize and be published in a special edition of the AR alongside all the other finalists

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    AR June 2020 on Inside

    Home in the time of coronavirus | Quarantine architecture | Interior landscapes | Windows | Corridors | Desks | The couch |  Tom de Paor | Mill & Jones | Anni Albers 

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    AR May 2020 on Tourism

    Studio Anne Holtrop | Valerio Olgiati | Leopold Banchini & Noura Al Sayeh | Taylor + Hinds | One O One | Fala | Gio Ponti | Charlotte Perriand | Marcel Breuer | Martin Parr

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    AR April 2020 on Darkness

    Smiljan Radić | Toshiko Mori Architect | Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates | Carmody Groarke | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo | Estudi d’Arquitectura Toni Gironès | Tadao Ando | Typology: Nightclub

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    AR March 2020 on Masculinities + W Awards

    Yasmeen Lari | Beatriz Colomina | Hawkins\Brown | Collective Architecture | Mole Architects | Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners | Atelier Masōmī | Francesca Torzo Architetto | BDR Bureau | Gatti Routh Rhodes | Svetlana Kana Radević | Joel Sanders | Typology: Gymnasium

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    AR February 2020 on Soil

    Martin Rauch | Waugh Thistleton Architects | BC Architects | De Gouden Liniaal Architecten | Anne Holtrop | Ensamble Studio | Junya Ishigami | Voellmy Schmidlin Architektur | Bas Princen | Hassan Fathy

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    AR December 2019/January 2020 on New into Old + Preservation

    Flores & Prats | Witherford Watson Mann | Rural Urban Framework + University of Hong Kong | Aulets | Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University | Max Von Werz, Mateo Riestra and José Arnaud-Bello | Lina Bo Bardi | Jamie Fobert | George Monbiot | William Morris

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    AR November 2019 on the Foreign + Emerging Architecture

    Sixteen architects under the age of 45 to watch from around the world, plus critical regionalism revisited, the Bauhaus in Britain, Laurie Baker, Louis Kahn, Álvaro Siza and much more

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    AR October 2019 on Brazil

    Paulo Mendes da Rocha | MMBB Arquitetos | Andrade Morettin | Kengo Kuma + FGMF | Königsberger Vannucchi | Brasil Arquitetura | Affonso Eduardo Reidy | Gru.a | 23 Sul | Messina Rivas | C+P Arquitetura | Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero | Oscar Niemeyer

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    AR September 2019 on Money

    Yasmeen Lari | Heatherwick Studio | Lütjens Padmanabhan | Peter Zumthor | OFFICE | Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Studio Ko | Supertanker | Richard Seifert | Typology: Bank

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    AR July/August 2019 on AR House + Social housing

    General Design Co | Collectif Encore | David Leech Architects | AZL Architects | MORQ | Kochi Architect’s Studio | Lacaton & Vassal | Balkrishna Doshi | Instituto Balear de la Vivienda | Alberto Kalach + TAX | Comunal | Rozana Montiel | Peter Barber Architects | Lacol | Rogelio Salmona | Minnette De Silva | Typology: Palace

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    AR June 2019 on the islands of Ireland

    dePaor | Grafton | Clancy Moore | TAKA | Ryan W Kennihan Architects | Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects | Noreile Breen | Paul Dillon | Peter and Mary Doyle | Hall McKnight | Kevin Roche

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    AR May 2019 on Periphery

    Candalepas Associates | Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman | Jean Renaudie / Renée Gailhoustet | 6a Architects | Dominique Coulon & Associés | Nøysom Arkitekter | Reyner Banham

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    AR April 2019 on Oceans

    Álvaro Siza | Tadao Ando | Ambrosi Etchegaray | Forensic Oceanography | Ateliers Jean Nouvel | Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA | Eriksson Furunes & Leandro V Locsin Partners | Kengo Kuma | Jamie Fobert Architects | Claude Parent

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    AR March 2019 on Women in Architecture + Sex

    Elizabeth Diller | Hélène Binet | Lina Ghotmeh Architecture | TEd’A | DnA | Karamuk Kuo | OMA | O’Donnell + Tuomey | Flores & Prats | RCR Arquitectes | Ada Louise Huxtable

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    AR February 2019 on Failure

    Jørn Utzon | Case Design | Rotor | Minoru Yamasaki | Oscar Niemeyer | Foster + Partners | 6A | CTA | Haworth Tompkins | Assemble | ZUS | Typology: Power Station

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    The AR December 2018/January 2019 Book issue

    Features on books and buildings, with pieces exploring the architecture and influence of books as well as libraries and archives from across the world including the winner of the AR Library awards

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    AR November 2018 on Emerging Architecture + the Netherlands

    Fourteen architects under the age of 45 to watch from around the world, plus pieces on the Netherlands and Amsterdam, where the winner of the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018 will be announced

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    AR October 2018 on Food

    Feilden Fowles | Studio FH | Light Earth Designs | IPPR | Metro | Caruso St John | Ateliermob and Colectivo Warehouse | Cooking Sections | Jean Nouvel | Urbain Dubois | Typology: Market hall

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    AR September 2018 on Belgium

    Robbrecht en Daem | de Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Marie-José Van Hee | 51N4E | MSA | V+ | L’Escaut | OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen | noAarchitecten | AgwA | Dom Hans van der Laan | Lucien Kroll | Typology: Law court

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    AR July/August 2018 on AR House + Furniture

    ZAV | Schemata | Vo Trong Nghia | Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez | Aalto University Wood Program | Mesura | O’BVDSH | Junya Ishigami | Charlotte Perriand | Olson Kundig | Amin Taha + Groupwork | Lu Wenyu | Sigurd Lewerentz

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    AR June 2018 on Power and Justice

    Renzo Piano Building Workshop | de Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Kieran Timberlake | Emergency Architecture & Human Rights | Youssef Haidar | CF Møller | Combas | Forensic Architecture | Danae Stratou and Yanis Varoufakis | Piranesi | Typology: Prison

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    AR May 2018 on Intensity

    Allies and Morrison | John McAslan + Partners | Mossessian Architecture | Andreas Gursky | Urbz | Terry Farrell | Ingenhoven Architects | Urban-Think Tank | PRODUCTORA | Moshe Safdie | Frank Gehry

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    AR April 2018 on Rethinking the rural

    Dessin et Construction | Carmody Groarke | Dorte Mandrup | Invisible Studio | Plan:b arquitectos | Edwin Lutyens | Typology: Building for animals

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    March 2018 on Women in Architecture

    Wolff Architects | WISE Architecture | MAIO | Gabinete de Arquitectura | Dow Jones | Paredes Pedrosa | 6a Architects | Barclay & Crousse | Amanda Levete | Madelon Vriesendorp | Zaha Hadid


Terminal decline: building the international nexusSubscription

By Edwin Heathcote

The romance and excitement formerly encapsulated in land, sea and air terminals has become homogenised, a ritual of anonymous processing, reverting to type and renouncing style and context

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Gio Ponti (1891-1979)Subscription

By Chiara Spangaro

Italian architect and founder and director of Domus, Gio Ponti will be remembered for his attention to surface and urge towards simplicity in the relation of structure to form


Revisit: Marcel Breuer's Flaine resort and Charlotte Perriand's Les ArcsSubscription

By Susanne Stacher

Following CIAM’s ambition to make the Alps accessible to all, resorts by architects such as Marcel Breuer and Charlotte Perriand brought the masses to the mountains

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In praise of darkness, a waning reserve Subscription

By Sigri Sandberg

Frightening to some, bewitching, clarifying and calming to others, darkness is a critical resource but is increasingly endangered

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Paint it blackSubscription


From the charcoal marks of prehistoric humans to dark modern art dealing with the destruction of war, blackness simultaneously speaks of everything and nothing

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The gender of geniusSubscription

By Hilde Heynen

Recognition and reward for what are perceived as masculine attributes of mastery and innovation reinforce the monopoly of the male architect-hero

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Proportional representation: the measure of a manSubscription

By Edwin Heathcote

Derived from the measurements of men’s bodies, dimensions become so encoded in the world of design and construction that discrimination against women is subconscious

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Moira Gemmill Prize Winner

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Diamond in the rough: Z33 art house in Hasselt, Belgium by Francesca Torzo ArchitettoSubscription


Winner of the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture 2020: the extension to the Z33 art house in Hasselt, Belgium, is the crystallisation of Francesca Torzo’s architecture of soft memories 

Moira Gemmill Prize Highly Commended

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Customs made: Hikma religious and secular complex in Dandaji, Niger by Atelier MasōmīSubscription

By Mpho Matsipa

Highly Commended for the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture 2020: creating spaces in Niger that both respect traditions and turn them on their head is just one of the specialities of Atelier Masōmī’s Mariam Kamara

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Step change: Centre Building, LSE in London, UK by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Subscription

By Catherine Slessor

Winner of the MJ Long Prize for Excellence in Practice 2020: the Centre Building of the LSE, designed by a Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners team led by Tracy Meller, has given the London campus a new heart

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Inhabiting the earth: a new history of raw earth architectureSubscription

By Jean Dethier

With its roots in all ancient civilisations across the world, earth construction is gaining ground as a sustainable, economic alternative to concrete

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Dust to dust: Bushey New Cemetery, Hertfordshire, UK, by Waugh Thistleton ArchitectsSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

The rammed-earth pavilions of Waugh Thistleton’s Bushey New Cemetery provide an elegant and sober setting for funerals in a suburban idyll

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